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June 4, 2013

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Barbanera’s New Collection for S/S2013

Proclaimed by me as ‘King of the Spectators,’ Barbanera (which mean’s black beard in Italian) has released their new range of shoes for the Spring/Summer of 2013. Keeping up with their two-toned theme, you’ll see some interesting pairing of colors, such as this black/burgundy adelaide with intricate brogueing, above. As fringes seem to be all of the rage these days they have also included a few color variations of a fringed monk strap called Jerry […]

May 29, 2013

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Black Suede Fringe Tassel Loafer by Carreducker

I never understood why black suede has not been more utilized in high end, quality footwear. I mean, if you want something smart, but casual at the same time, and love the color black (as most men do) then black suede (in my mind) would be the perfect option. But yet finding black suede in a shoe shop is like looking for the holy grail, it simply does not really exist. This makes me want […]

February 6, 2013

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Reader’s Questions, Sharing Experiences & Saint Crispins For Your Pleasure!

So, two things recently came up that I thought that I would share with all of you. The first being a few questions that the average person whom is not yet a shoe geek might have in regards to shoe shining and the latter being an inspirational story. The pictures in this case are all unrelated but just so you how amazing Saint Crispins shoes are!! 1. READER: Thanks again for your original post and […]

January 2, 2013

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Scarpe Di Bianco – MTO Creation

So a while back, I wrote about having an MTO of Scarpe di Bianco in the process and just a few weeks back, I finally received them and wanted to share with all of you whom might also be curious in the brand. As a little background info, Scarpe Di Bianco was created by a gentleman who used to work for Sutor Mantellassi but decided to branch off and start his own company. That being, […]

November 2, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Clematis

With as many Japanese shoemakers that I discover month after month, I really get the feeling that Japan is just a haystack full of needles waiting to be discovered. There is never a time that I find a new maker that is disappointing and Clematis is no exception. Having no idea their history, all I know is that I discovered them by chance and fell in love with the a lot of their models. What […]